Gandhi Emoji Launched by Twitter India Ahead of October 2 in Honour of Father of The Nation on Gandhi Jayanti 2018
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi | (Photo Credits: PTI)

As India gears up for the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Twitter India has announced the launch of a new 'Gandhi Emoji' on October 2 to honour the father of the nation. The Gandhi Emoji has been introduced for Twitter users, who will have access to the emoticon for a week, said reports. Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti 2018 With These Inspirational Sayings By The 'Father of The Nation’.

Twitter India, being aware that a lot of hashtags related to Mahatma Gandhi would be shared on Twitter, has said that the Gandhi Emoji can be used when users tweet using hashtag such as #MKGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #Gandhiat150, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusofGood, #गाँधीजयंती, and #ગાંધીજયંતિ, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi. Gandhi Jayanti 2018: President Inaugurates gandhi.gov.in Web Portal to Commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Father of The Nation.

The new emoticon from Twitter will also feature Mahatma Gandhi's caricature with blue and white colour backdrop. The blue and white colour backdrop will match the colours of Twitter and its logo, which is blue and white too.

This is not the first time that Twitter has created special emojis on an occasion. Previously, Twitter had introduced special emojis on special occasions such as International Yoga of Day, Ambedkar Jayanti, India's Independence Day, Republic Day, and festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. Gandhi, after returning from South Africa in the year 1915 at the request of his political Guru Gopal Krishna Gokhale, started leading the movement for India's freedom and used the concept of non-violence and non-cooperation to guide India to freedom. Mahatma Gandhi also wrote his autobiography title 'My Experiments With Truth' in which he has written about his experiments with diet and his inclinations toward spirituality blended with his public and political life.